Window Styles & Efficiency

By Max Rohr, manager, REHAU Academy


Picking the best window for a project is not just important, it is crucial. I spoke with Justin Taylor, REHAU design engineer, about different types of windows and the impact on a structure’s thermal efficiency.


Many styles of windows are on the market today, including single- or double-hung, casement, awning, hopper, sliders and tilt turn. Tilt-turn windows feature a tight seal around the complete unit and multiple locking points, making this style one of the best options for energy efficient structures.


REHAU windows offer solutions that are especially appealing to the hospitality market; hotels find fixed and tilt-turn windows particularly effective for blocking sound.


Justin noted that in the US, people are less likely to consider performance when selecting windows for a new project; usually, they select what the builder recommends. They are more likely to consider window efficiency when they’re replacing windows in their own home.


Listen to the entire interview with Justin: